Several representatives from the Chevening Alumni Madagascar Association recently attended the coronation of Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort, held in Antananarivo on May 10th, 2023. The event was a historic moment for Madagascar, as it marked the first royal coronation in over two centuries.
The Chevening Alumni Madagascar Association was honoured to receive an invitation to the coronation, which was attended by a select group of dignitaries, officials, and guests. The association’s representatives included several accomplished alumni who have made significant contributions to society in various fields, such as education, health, environment, and social entrepreneurship.
The coronation ceremony was a grand spectacle. It was held at the Attenborough House, the residency of His Majesty’s Ambassador to Madagascar. The newly crowned King and Queen Consort received blessings and congratulations from various religious leaders, political figures, and representatives of civil society.
For the Chevening Alumni Madagascar Association, attending the coronation was a unique opportunity to show their support for bi-lateral cultural heritage and traditions, as well as to network with other professionals and stakeholders. It was also a reminder of the importance of leadership, excellence, and service, values that are at the core of the Chevening Scholarship programme.
As one of the most prestigious scholarship programmes in the world, Chevening has produced many outstanding leaders who have made significant contributions to their countries and beyond. The Malagasy Chevening Alumni are no exception, and they continue to serve as role models and agents of change in their communities and fields of expertise.
The attendance of the Chevening Alumni Madagascar Association at the coronation of Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort was a testament to their commitment to making a positive impact on society and promoting the values of Chevening. The association looks forward to continuing its collaboration with other stakeholders and contributing to a brighter future for Madagascar.